The “Third World” Is Not Your Classroom

Courtney Martin, a white American, describes her college junior year semester abroad in South Africa and the lessons she learned. “[H]ow do you prime Americans, especially the young and high-achieving, for humility and even reverence? . . . . Humility, taken to its logical end in a setting like this, often leads one to conclude that the best thing you can do as a privileged outsider is step back, shut up, even leave.”  To read the complete essay, click here.

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